Canberra Chapter News

NatMeet 2016

NatMeet 2016 - Registration is now open

15 February 2015 / Don Nicoll

It’s happening – a once-in-a-lifetime national MX-5 gathering in Tasmania! It’s what you have been waiting for! It’ll be a big trip, but worth every cent and every second invested!

2014 MOTY

2014 Member Of The Year

23 January 2015 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Mel Keller, Peter Hilkmann

The last of the recipients of our annual Member of the Year awards were presented last Sunday, so now is a good time to spread the news ...

Canberra Chapter's Christmas Lunch

08 January 2015 / Story by Tony and Iris McDonald, Photos by Damon Muller

Canberra Chapter’s major function for the year was held at Grazing at Gundaroo, a delightful restaurant some 50km north-east of Canberra.

Driver Training Day at Marulan on 13 March 2011
Photo by Tony King

Marulan Driver Training Day 1-Feb-2015 entry form available

11 December 2014

Entries have opened for the next Driver Training Day at the Marulan Driver Training Centre on Sunday 1st February 2015.

Joadja Christmas 2014

Joadja Christmas Run

09 December 2014 / Words by Hella Underwood, Photos by Mel Keller

All six chapters of the MX-5 Club of NSW gathered at Joadja Winery for a Christmas get together over a lunch of woodfired pizza and local wine. What a fabulous day!

RPM Cheer Squad

Jinba Ittai Go Kart Challenge 2014

21 November 2014 / Story by Graham Fletcher Photos by Mel Keller & Guy Coles

Founded by the Illawarra Chapter’s Peter Feutrill in 2013, the Jinba Ittai Go Kart Challenge is now a hotly contested annual event.

The new tenure badges for 5 year, 10 year, 15 year and 20 year members were unveiled at our 2013 AGM. Sponsored by ACDC.

Annual General Meeting & Awards Presentation

31 October 2014 / Words by Bryan Shedden, Photos by Rod Carter

The AGM of the MX-5 Club of NSW was held on Wednesday 22 October 2014 at Garage Cafe, Sydney Motorsport Park. Read on for all the reports, new Committee members, and awards recipients.

President's Picnic 2014

President's Picnic results

19 September 2014 / Michael Soulos

The Club held its annual President’s Picnic at Lane Cove National Park on Sunday 14 September with 147 people registering and more turning up on the day. Results for the Concours d'Elegance and Bits & Bling are posted here.

"Fourbears" Run to Parkes and Forbes

15 September 2014 / Iris & Tony McDonald

On a beautiful sunny morning a group of 17 enthusiastic starters in 9 cars headed off in convoy up the Barton Highway past Yass, before branching onto Lachlan Valley Way north to Boorowa. The destination: a weekend trip to Parkes and Forbes.

ND MX-5 by Ben Sale

Impressions from the ground

05 September 2014 / Words & Photos by Ben Sale

The new ND MX-5 is a car that you really have to see in person to fully appreciate. Ben Sale shares his first impressions from Monterey.

The next generation Mazda MX-5 will be unveiled on 4th September

Meet our man at the ND MX-5 unveiling

02 September 2014 / Words: Ben Sale

The global reveal of the new generation MX-5 is happening this Thursday from 11am with simultaneous events in Japan, USA and Spain. Ben Sale has been sent by Mazda to cover the event in California on behalf of the MX-5 Clubs of Australia. Read on for his first message from the Melbourne departure lounge.

MX-5 25th Anniversary brunch at Tatlers Wines - photo by Peter Hilkmann

Celebrating the MX-5 25th Anniversary

28 August 2014 / Words: Bryan Shedden, Photos: Peter Hilkmann, Video: Adam Walker

Our Club's celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 was an elaborate affair with a wide variety of options to get involved one way or another. The climax was at Tatlers Wines in Lovedale where 120 people in 70 MX-5s gathered for brunch.

The next generation Mazda MX-5 will be unveiled on 4th September

Stop the Presses

25 August 2014 / Melissa Keller & Rod Carter

Here at Club Torque, we have our ears to the ground as Mazda release the latest details on the new generation MX-5 ND on 4th September. Look out for the Winter Edition of Club Torque, in print from 8th September.

Marulan Driver Training Day #2 entry form available

21 August 2014

Entries have opened for Driver Training Day #2 at the Marulan Driver Training Centre on Sunday 26th October 2014.

Christmas in July at Fountaindale

05 August 2014 / Kerry Evans

On a very crisp Canberra Sunday morning on the 27th of July, an intrepid band of 8 MX5ers met at 8am at McDonalds at Epic on Northbourne Avenue for our usual get together before setting off with tops down at 8:30 for Fountaindale at Robertson.

Club Lunch at the Bowning Hotel

23 June 2014 / Malcolm Bernhardt

So it was 29 hardy souls who rocked up at Hall layby on Sunday morning. This was the start of a 150k round run to Bowning via Yass and Binalong but the weather was cold and the roads were wet and slippery.

Pump Assembly

How to: Change an NC's Fuel Pump

20 June 2014 / Guy Coles

Quick How to change a Fuel Pump or Fuel Filter in an NC

The Sun Run to Noosa Mk II

01 June 2014 / Words and photos: Ken Keeling

Following an apparently successful Sun Run to Noosa last year, we planned a similar holiday run of four days via the roads less travelled for this autumn and timed to be a “positioning run” for Natmeet at Caloundra.

The Gundaroo Gourmet Gallop

28 May 2014 / Words and photo: Ken Keeling

The Canberra Chapter’s Gourmet Gallop Mk II to Gundaroo was held on Sunday 27 April, with 10 cars and 20 gourmands lined up at our Blamey Square rendezvous at Russell.

Shannons Wheels

28 May 2014 / Words by: Bob Judd. Photos: Bob Judd and Roger Amos

Each year, the ACT Council of ACT Motor Clubs arranges a show and shine day for its member clubs to raise money for a local charity.